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2016 NFL DRAFT

Joshua Perry, OLB

School: Ohio State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Galena, OH
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 254 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
5472

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Perry only knows how to play one speed with a nonstop motor, and his approach allows him to make stops other linebackers can't. He has strong hands and wrists to take on blocks and finish tackles, not allowing road blocks to slow him down in pursuit.

According to several close to the program, he is the "consummate teammate" due to his mature mental makeup and leadership traits on and off the field.

WEAKNESSES: Aggressive approach takes him out of plays at times.

IN OUR VIEW: One of only three senior starters for the Buckeyes' defense, Perry won't receive many headlines and won't be as highly drafted as other on his team, but his combination of steady play on the field and coachable attitude off of it will earn him draftable grades around the league.

--Dane Brugler (7/14/15)

Player Overview

On an Ohio State roster full of stars, it's easy to overlook Perry, who wasn't a five-star recruit and won't make a ton of splash plays. But he was the unsung hero of the Buckeyes' defense in 2014, leading the team with 124 total tackles (32 tackles more than the second leading tackler).
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08/08/2014 - Other Ohio State prospects worth watching: LB Josh Perry, Junior...The Buckeyes lose two first rounders from last year's defense, including Ryan Shazier, and Perry has the unenviable task of attempting to fill his shoes at weakside linebacker. He will have more freedom in this role, but also more responsibility using his reaction quickness to attack downhill and speed to drop in space and cover vs. the pass. Keep him on your radar. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
 

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